Jacqueline Stallone passed away this morning at the age of 98. Best known as the mother of Sylvester and Frank Stallone, she was much more than just the parent of famous brothers.
Here is part of what Frank posted on his Instagram…
This morning my brothers and I lost our mother Jackie Stallone . She was the mother to four children, Tommy, Sylvester, Frankie and my late sister Toni Ann. She was a remarkable woman working out everyday full of spunk and fearless . She died in her sleep as she had wished. It was hard not to like her, she was very eccentric and flamboyant person.
Jackie, as she was known, was indeed a remarkable woman. She was always into fitness and training. As a young woman she performed as a trapeze artist! She was also a nightclub dancer. Jackie Stallone was the first woman to have a daily exercise and fitness show in Washington, D.C. Later in her career she owned Barbella’s, a gym for women.
Jackie became a popular guest on talk shows where she discussed not only her famous sons but also her astrology books and psychic hotline. She also became involved with GLOW – the Gorgeous Women of Wrestling!
Jackie Stallone was a powerhouse. Frank was right in describing her as eccentric, flamboyant, fearless and hard not to like.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jacqueline Stallone’s family, friends and fans.
Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week…
The Sun reported this morning that Jackie Stallone [Sly’s mom] was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack. Jackie’s husband, Dr Stephen Levine was quoted saying “She’s stable right now and recovering. She will probably have an angioplasty operation next week.”
Our thoughts and prayers are for a speedy recovery.
On July 28, 2011, The Miami Herald ran Stallone GLOWs with Pride: Women’s Wrestling Can Work by Jim Varsallone. Here are some tidbits from the piece:
- [Jackie] Stallone is not only the mother of famous sons, Frank and Sylvester, but also the matriarch of Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.
- GLOW, a campy weekly women’s wrestling show, ran successfully through syndication from 1986-90. Colorful characters, beautiful women and over-the-top comedy sketches were integral to its success. Most of the performers were actresses, models, dancers or stunt women hoping to break into show business through wrestling.
- “I put it together, the shows, the training, the choreography, everything,” Stallone said in a recent phone interview, “Everyone wants to take part in it still, and I still stay in touch with many of the girls. They always ask me, ‘Can’t we do it again?’ I don’t have the money to start it again nor the time. It was my whole life, a full-time job, 24 hours a day, but I loved it.”
- Stallone also named some of the GLOW girls. She had some help… “I think Sylvester came up with Matilda The Hun,” she said. “Everyone in the family and everyone with GLOW contributed to its success.
JoBlo.com recently posted a piece about Sly in Brazil scouting locations and talking with Juliana Paes for a potential role in “The Expendables.” Did you happen to check out JoBlo’s source for the item? – Craig